Allow me to introduce to you my cute new bike! I won this bike in a summer photo contest Cline Family Cellars in Sonoma held. Isn’t it adorable? Murphy thinks so! Murphy was instrumental in my winning the bike. It was this photo of him, wearing my sun hat while staring longingly at a bottle of Cline Viognier, that won the prize! I was so thrilled when Megan Cline, seen here with me when I picked up my…

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Welcome to another Rich Life Travels post! This time, I’m telling you about the lovely, inviting and budget-friendly Dry Creek Inn in beautiful Healdsburg. Bill and I recently had the pleasure of spending a fall weekend at Dry Creek Inn in Healdsburg. This Best Western property is not your typical Best Western and you’re soon to find out why! Located about a mile from the main square in Healdsburg, this Tuscan-style inn is tucked away behind…

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When I first saw that Pantone’s Misted Yellow was part of their Fall 2014 Color Report, I was certain I wouldn’t wear it. While it’s a beautiful color, I didn’t believe it would work with my wardrobe or my coloring. I vaguely remember having a pair of corduroys in this muted yellow shade as a kid back in the 1970s, but have never worn this Dijon mustard hue as an adult. During my last visit to Stella Studio, I picked up this…

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What a week it’s been. There have been wonderful things happening lately in my own small world, but it’s often hard to feel the full extent of joy with so many tragic and senseless events occurring all over our planet. I am speaking specifically of the Malaysian Airlines plane shot down yesterday over the Ukraine, the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, and a horrifying bank robbery in here Northern California earlier this week, just to…

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Often when I write my blog posts, I feel like I am catching up with a friend over coffee. I imagine what we would say to each other and think about what my friend would find interesting. Today I thought I would write as if you and I were sitting in a charming café somewhere, perhaps on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris or North Beach in San Francisco. Here’s what I would say over coffee… I would tell…

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Thank you for all of your comments,  many quite thought-provoking, on my last post. I hope to respond to them all in the next few days. Since that post was on the heavy side, I thought I would follow it with something light and fluffy today. Alex Rubin of Rubin Photography is a professional photographer whom I follow on Instagram. He lives here in Sonoma Valley and part-time in Seattle. A few months ago I noticed on his…

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